canabis

Most treatment centers are taking a strongly anti-cannabis stand. Some even go so far as to ignore the research that shows different types of cannabis blends have different medical benefits. Because we at PCI are interested in science-informed treatment, we take a more neutral stance on cannabis. (Full disclosure: we encourage most if not all…

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hallucinogens

The psychedelics (or Hallucinogens) are a class of drugs that have a profound cultural mythos. They are often associated with social rebellion of the 1960’s and 70’s, and, conversely, with “spiritual” personalities and religious figures across dozens of cultures. Most people have either an automatically positive or negative view of these types of drugs. In…

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Patient intake for IOP

Many of you have probably encountered the acronym IOP when searching for treatment or checking treatment centers in your area. We want to use this blog post to explain what IOP is. It’s an important treatment option, and how it is supposed to serve people struggling with mental illness and addiction disorders. IOP Explained So…

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quarantine

In the previous article we talked about the struggles with anxiety during the pandemic. This is a troubling time, and many of us are in a circumstance that we could not have been predicted: stuck inside for almost all day. This will likely help us re-think how grateful we are for our freedom to walk…

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quarantine

We live in a very uncertain time right now given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Many people are losing jobs, whereas others are losing loved ones. The pandemic is a source of great suffering for billions of people all over the world. News stories come out every day showing the…

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corona virus

Medical: The treatment team at PCI deeply recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense challenges and has upended many facets of normal life, but uniquely impacts those suffering with addiction. Extreme measures such as social distancing and remaining homebound during this time can amplify feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can lead vulnerable people…

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wellness

Why Wellness? Research has always shown that healthy relationships are the foundation of health and well-being. The problem is, we often struggle with relationships and other aspects of well-being, or wellness, in a way that results in mental health problems. Often, due to busy work lives or intense social obligations, we slowly begin neglecting our basic needs to…

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addiction disorder treatment

At PCI Centers, we are mostly known for our addiction disorder treatment. We have helped many to discover and eventually overcome the underlying traumas and other issues that have made them more vulnerable to addictions. That’s often the focus of our Intensive Outpatient Program. However, we also offer other treatments for those in our Outpatient…

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adaptive coping mechanisms

Adaptive Coping Mechanisms: Maladaptive Coping  Bad things happen to us every day. Maybe there’s an accident ahead of you on the highway that makes you late for work. Perhaps you come home to find that your kids have broken something valuable. Maybe a partner has broken up with you, or some other negative thing has…

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alcohol treatment in LA

The image of someone that’s struggling with an addiction to alcohol often seems to be someone that is, well, struggling. We tend to think of them in dirty clothes, unable to move out of bed, drinking only very early in the morning, not holding down their job, and so forth. Yes, there are many people…

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quality sober living

Simply staying sober might not actually be quality sober living. Certainly, living sober is better than the alternative. But, there’s more to life than just staying sober. At PCI Centers, we work with our residents on wellness. Changing previous behavior is a major portion of that, stopping the negative habits and traits that might have…

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